Reflections + Dreams
February 18-20, 2022
Reflections + Dreams with the work of modern dance legend Anna Sokolow at center stage, to be performed by five guest artists from NYC’s Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble as well as members of the Kanopy Dance Corps. Featured works will be Sokolow’s Scenes from The Music of Charles Ives (1971), studies in poetic human yearning, and Ballade (1965), exploring the restlessness and inconclusiveness of young love.
The fearless and celebrated Sokolow, who began her career as a dancer with the Martha Graham Dance Company in the 1930’s and later founded the Sokolow Theatre/Dance Ensemble, consistently and uncompromisingly expressed her driving sense of social justice and a commitment to political change through her work. And her art resonates now more than ever. In an article published in Dance Magazine in 1965, Sokolow famously wrote that there were no “final solutions to today’s problems,” but that she “could simply provoke an audience into awareness”.
In a truly rare dance experience– also on the program, an emotional masterwork, Mourner’s Bench by innovative choreographer Talley Beatty, who studied with Martha Graham and Katherine Dunham, will be performed by Kanopy Company’s dancers. Mourner’s Bench (1947), with themes of tragic oppression, struggle and transcendence was inspired by Howard Fast’s novel Southern Landscape.
Tickets are on sale now
Friday, February 18: 7:30pm, reception following the show
Saturday, February 19: 5pm & 8pm
Sunday, February 20: 1pm & 4pm
Tickets $40 individual
$20 ages 18 and under
Groups of 4 or more $35 individual
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